This wine greets you in layers. Ripe fruit is first with sweet apricot, peach, and orange blossom then the warmth of honey and candied caramel apple. Steely minerality and a core of acid focuses the sweetness in this wine. On the palate, the wine has a rich intense mid palate that perfectly balances sweetness and acidity. The flavors in the palate mirror the aromas and linger nicely on the finish.
The grapes for this wine come from the Yakima Valley's Spring Creek Vineyard. This vineyard is part of the partnership between the Hogue and Mercer families. Spring Creek is located in a cooler site, allowing for intense flavor development while retaining the bright natural acidity of the grapes - creating a wine that is naturally balanced.
The grapes were harvested in the early hours of the morning to arrive at the winery cool. Once at the winery, the fruit went directly to press where the juice was gently pressed away from the skins. The juice was allowed to settle for two days before racking. The clean juice was inoculated with yeast strains selected for Riesling. The Riesling was fermented cool over 15-20 days, allowing optimal aroma, flavor development, and sweetness level.
Food Pairing Notes
chicken, vegetarian, salads, fruit and cheese
(Dec 13, 2020 at 3:44 PM)
Nice peach character but needs a bit of air to show its full potential. Somewhat simple and needs a bit more acid but overall a nice effort.